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Sticky Thread Sticky: Official NPC Competitor Thread!

HEY GUYS/GALS! Please post your show info, stats, etc. Ill start: David Alvarez As of now, 7 weeks out of the Tournament of Champions

iForce Dave‎, 08-05-2008 03:26 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Whats the difference between NPC and NPC Natural shows?

or didi I mention it in the title?

stayfit2008‎, 02-20-2009 05:41 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Fitness and Figure Posing Guide

Hey Everyone, We get a lot of questions about proper posing, so I have created this Fitness and Figure Posing Guide for any of the ladies interested in competing in Fitness or Figure. This guide is mainly aimed at NPC / IFBB competition, but the basic concepts will apply to almost any...

EME‎, 08-17-2005 02:02 PM
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Lightbulb Sticky Thread Sticky: Layne Norton's Peak Week Official Q&A Thread

Layne Norton's Peak Week Q&A Thread with Pro Natural Bodybuilder Layne Norton, Ph.D. "What Went Wrong? I Looked So Great A Week Out, But Then I Looked Terrible Onstage... ?" How many times have you heard a competitor say that? If you've said it yourself, or are contemplating your next...

BodySpaceAdmin‎, 03-23-2011 02:19 PM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the Bodybuilding.com Forums It is our hope that the members of the forums will help each other in providing motivation and information to those looking to reach their fitness goals. To protect our members and the forums, the following rules are effective in all sections. Please take...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 08:12 AM
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Please critique my refeed / training split on prep, stalled weight loss (detailed)

So, I started prep for my second physique show a little over a month ago. Started out at 190 lbs even and had some steady decreases until about a week and a half ago where the scale would not budge below 185. Feel/look like I'm actually leaner at 185 now than 185 a week ago, but find it extremely...

DerekPersson‎, Yesterday 09:44 PM
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Erection during first competition? Embarrassing question

In 11 weeks, I have my first bodybuilding show & I have a coach & currently in prep. Has anyone had an erection or possible erection whilst competing? I'm worried that this may happen to me as I'm currently prescribed TEST Cyponate & Dbol through my doctor. I ask & state because I've noticed my...

SpecialK91‎, 04-18-2017 08:09 PM
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Looking to compete

So i decided that i want to compete in a show .. i have been lifting for the past 5 years and im wanting to experience the whole prep life. I still consider myself a begginer and i wanted to get suggestions on where to look for competitions. I have seen the npc but idk if thats the right one for me...

lepaque87‎, Yesterday 11:54 AM
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Diet soda and gum

In this day and age where you see bodybuilders completely addicted to diet soda and gum in order to survive grueling prep; anyone else completely drop the two and notice how much better digestion is?

euro7muscle‎, 03-31-2017 01:06 AM
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One week out from first mens physique show and doubting myself

I feel like I am not lean enough for the competition. I competing in a tested show but I feel like I could have dieted down more.

ItsJamesthefin‎, 04-10-2017 05:43 PM
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Acceptance

How do you guys accept that you cant keep a competition body year round? I've been struggling with this for awhile and just wondering how you guys do it.

msboss302‎, 04-20-2017 12:17 PM
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Unusually drained while dieting

Hi guys I am currently on my 4th week cutting. I am 6ft tall, 218lbs and around 12 percent bodyfat. Today I feel like a zombie. I feel like I can't function properly at all. I have low libido and feel miserable. I'm cutting at 2700 calories. I have roughly 270g protein, 90g fat and the...

davevans‎, 04-20-2017 06:50 AM
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Ms Bikini advice

Hi beautiful people! Hoping someone can give me some advice... sorry if this is posted in the wrong area. I have set myself the challenge of competing in Ms. Bikini 12 months from now. I'm a PT so i have my workout and diet plan pretty nailed for my first 12 weeks. going to review in July and...

Jessicafitworx‎, 04-20-2017 08:01 AM
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Your Progress input, 11.5 weeks out?

Hey guys , what is your input for me being on track for my shoe July 7th?? I am overcoming 5 herniated disks in my back from a deadly car crash.... Each week my results are better & better... I'm on TEST Cyponate/TREN & Dbol.. I'm working with a coach & he thinks I'm doing pretty well for...

SpecialK91‎, 04-19-2017 09:08 PM
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Question Posing Routine Song...

I'm torn between 2 songs for my posing routine... I would appreciate if any out there can provide some opinion on this... 1) Give it to me by Timbaland feat. Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake---> http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5373628574470266216 2) Dreaming by Jennifer Glass --->...

Ivan25‎, 05-31-2008 11:06 AM
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Thumbs up Norman Vincent Peale

“People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.” – Norman Vincent Peale

rachidvax‎, 04-08-2017 05:09 AM
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Red face I want to compete

For those of you that competed I'm a bodybuilding or fitness modeling comp what all did you do? How long did it take you to prepare! How can I get started and do I have a solid base thus far in my physique?

phoenix91‎, 03-28-2017 05:59 AM
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Smile 10/10 frontpage

Loggend in too say hi :)

Vishca‎, 04-17-2017 05:14 AM
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Question Had an unscheduled binge/refeed 2.5 weeks out from first contest.

Hi all, NOW - from EVERYTHING I have ever read, and keep reading, I'm sure I will be fine, however I just wanted to triple check. Yesterday I received all my info for my upcoming peak week for my first contest and it scared the ****e out of me. Because of this, I got home from work and had a...

MitchArbee‎, 04-12-2017 06:08 PM
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8 weeks out from first physique show

Started my cut 17 weeks out at 202-204 lbs, current weight at 177 but a lot of that is water because I'm doing keto so no glycogen stores=minimal water retention. First picture is day 1 second 13 weeks out, last is today. All pictures taken on empty stomach, cold.

bunkrd you‎, 03-05-2017 06:18 AM
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Carb Loading--Explained

Carb Depletion and Loading What is the goal of it? Carb depletion & loading is process that bodybuilders using it in the last week before the competition .The reason to deplete carbs is to lose water that is beneath the skin and losing every glycogen molecule in your muscles cells...

stayhungry‎, 03-15-2011 03:34 AM
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Am I big enough to compete in Mens Physique?

I think I'm around 20% body fat from guessing using visuals, I would like to cut down to around 7% to compete. But I don't want to spend a lot of time and effort cutting that much if I won't be big enough to do well anyway. So is it worth it to cut down to 6-8% to compete this year or should I cut...

TylerShilling‎, 04-07-2017 08:27 AM
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First Bikini Competition! Need Advice Please :)

Hi everyone! I would like to compete in my first bikini competition and I have a few questions. I am relatively new to the competition world and have just begun my research so please bear with me. I am 23 years old, 5'9, and 167 pounds with a body fat percentage of 33.1%. I know I am nowhere...

azimmermann22‎, 04-07-2017 11:17 AM
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10th Annual INBF Tri-State Championships on Saturday, 20 May 2017

Delbert and LaDawn Hickman will celebrate their 10 year contest anniversary with the 10th Annual INBF Tri-State Bodybuilding, Figure, Fit Body, Bikini, and Men's Physique Championships on Saturday, 20 May 2017! We will award ​8 World Natural Bodybuilding Federation (WNBF) professional cards to...

delberthickman‎, 12-03-2016 10:18 AM
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Coping with PMS bloat on competition day

Hi all, I'm 4 weeks out from my first physique comp and it's just so unfortunate that the comp day coincides with my PMS week. I bloat like hell during my PMS, sometimes gaining 3'' at the waistline overnight. I'm starting to really worry about any possible bloating that might sabotage my comp, may...

Taniajim‎, 04-04-2017 08:19 AM
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Pre competition prep

This will be my first competition. I will be cutting out protein shakes starting Sunday. What foods should I eat to replace those shakes?

MANAFEST85‎, 03-23-2017 07:07 AM
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A few questions on first show

Competing in 6 weeks. Cuts coming along fine and will be where I want to be for the show, but I can't decide on which category to compete in. I know there is a weight limit for classic physique and I'd have to lose a substantial amount of muscle to make that. I couldn't find anything for men's...

Thebunz‎, 04-02-2017 04:58 PM
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Peak weak protocol: hockey or 40 mins steady state

So im approaching my first competition april 8th and this week my training and diet changes alot. I normally play hockey on sunday nights and this week is no exception but my coach said i to do my workout and steady state today (sunday). When i brought up hockey, he didnt really give me a solid...

Jacoui‎, 04-02-2017 11:29 AM
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Posing coach?

Looking for male posing coach to help me with my first competition in classic physique. Located in Puyallup Wa

Jmajors22‎, 03-27-2017 12:16 PM
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Question No such thing as natural bodybuilding?

Had an interesting conversation with a guy at work today. This guy was a former competitive bodybuilder back in the 70's. We were chatting and I mentioned that I was a competitive natural bodybuilder. The guy's response was to laugh quite loudly and say: "Theres no such thing as NATURAL...

SB100%Natural‎, 07-09-2008 11:48 AM
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